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Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Caring for Respiratory Patients

Nursing
Free Course
Learn key clinical nursing skills and techniques to care for respiratory patients.
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The course Nursing Studies - Clinical Skills: Caring for Respiratory Patients is designed to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide effective care and assistance to any patients who are experiencing respiratory difficulties that you may find in your care.

The course begins by examining the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system. Here you will study the organs that combine to form the respiratory system.

You will learn about the role that each organ plays in respiration and examine the most common factors that cause each organ to become diseased within the body. You will then study a range of physical examinations and procedures that medical personnel often use to determine whether or not a patient is in need of respiratory surgery.

Finally, you will examine the duties that nurses must perform to ensure that their patients are both physically and mentally prepared for such procedures and are comfortable after they are carried out.

The course then reviews various disorders of the respiratory system that you may encounter during your nursing career. You will examine disorders of the upper and lower respiratory systems. Here you will learn how to identify and help treat various disorders of the upper and lower respiratory systems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, emphysema and bronchitis. You will also examine the implications that these disorders can have on the care you provide to your patient.

This free online nursing Alison course will be of great interest to all health care professionals who would like to ensure that their skills are kept to the highest standard.

The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is planning a career in the area of nursing or other areas of the health care sector.

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system; - Identify when a patient is exhibiting abnormal respiration patterns; - Discuss the steps involved in performing various physical examinations and procedures to determine whether or not a patient is in need of respiratory surgery; - Identify the symptoms of a range of disorders of both the upper and lower respiratory system and discuss the implications that they can have on the care that you can provide to a patient; - Describe the most effective ways to treat and prevent the most common disorders of both the upper and lower respiratory system; - Describe the various procedures that can be used for pulmonary drainage.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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